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Constellation Brands stock continues run as company holds annual meeting — A year ago, Constellation Brands Inc. stock was going for roughly $51 a share. Today, it's north of $87, meaning the company might see some pretty friendly faces Wednesday when it holds its annual shareholder meeting. The event is to be held at 11 a.m. at Nazareth College's Arts Center in Pittsford.
Jul 23, 2014

Constellation Brands stock continues run via @DandC Up big over past year, Wall St. expecting even more.

Jul 23, 2014

Constellation Brands stock continues run; annual meeting is today #ROC #FLX $STZ @DandC

Mom charged with leaving son in hot car — A 41-year-old woman allegedly left her son unattended in a car in the parking lot of a popular Victor store on Tuesday evening. Christine Slezak of Macedon, Wayne County, was charged Tuesday with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, according to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office.

VirtualScopics names Eric Converse new CEO — The interim CEO at Brighton medical imaging company VirtualScopics Inc. is now the permanent one. VirtualScopics announced Wednesday that Eric T. Converse had been named president and CEO of the company. Converse, 48, had joined the company's board in August 2013, and was named interim CEO on Oct. 25, 2013.
Jul 23, 2014

VirtualScopics names Eric Converse new CEO via @DandC Had been interim CEO. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Introduce your kids to "Jack and the bean stalk" — Green beans are very often referred to as "string beans" even though in many modern varieties the string is hard to find. Alternatively, they are called "snap beans" because you can literally snap the bean in half with a twist of your fingers.

Royle Stillman heads Red Wings Hall of Fame class — Former outfielders Royle Stillman and Pepper Martin join 19th century Rochester baseball great Bob Barr to form the 2014 Red Wings Hall of Fame class. The trio will be enshrined at Frontier Field in a pregame ceremony on Friday, Aug. 29, prior to the Wings' game against the Buffalo Bisons.

Dorschel Group brings Alfa Romeo 4C sports car to Rochester area — Remember Alfa? It will forever be etched in the American boomer psyche as the car that Dustin Hoffman drove in The Graduate. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is bringing back the sexy and expensive Italian sports car to the United States in a limited number of dealerships.

JD Wine Cellars to release first Pinot gris at party — JD Wine Cellars' first Pinot gris will be released and Dave McGrath will perform during an "un-wined" party Friday evening, July 25. Visitors will get free tastings of the new Pinot gris, named Morning Dew. "Morning Dew is a delightful semi dry white with notes of green apple.

2 hops farms to offer tours, music, food, beer tastings — Bluebell Hopyard and Schmidt Farm will hold the event Aug. 3.

Bicyclist struck, taken to hospital — A bicyclist is at Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries that are considered to be life threatening after a hit-and-run accident earlier Wednesday. The city woman, whose identity has not been released, was in the area of 1661 Clifford Avenue about 6:25 a.m. when she was struck by a vehicle, said Investigator Frank Camp with the Rochester Police Department.
Jul 23, 2014

Bicyclist struck, taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries #ROC @DandC

Andre Benoit provides Sabres with reliable depth — Today's signing of Andre Benoit (per TSN's Aaron Ward) by the Buffalo Sabres does one of two things: 1) It provides a reliable insurance policy should the Sabres decide Nikita Zadorov isn't ready for the NHL just yet; or 2) It makes the Rochester Americans a whole lot stronger.
Jul 23, 2014

A look at what today's signing (per @aaronward_nhl) of veteran D-man Andre Benoit means to the #Sabres and #Amerks:

Cheap Eats: Asian food that nods to ROC — Do you remember when banh mi or Vietnamese spring rolls sounded really foreign to you? Eaters of all stripes take them for granted now, but not that long ago, these fabulous eats weren't too familiar unless you grew up in a Southeast Asian household.

Fruit drinks refreshing for summer — Classic thirst-busters such as iced tea and lemonade get a workout during the summer. But sometimes they need a break. For inspiration, think fruit. Berries, cantaloupes, watermelon - there are countless acres of these summer beauties right in our own back yard.

Judge accused of lying suspended with pay — A Seneca County judge indicted on charges that he lied about a 2013 beating outside of court has been suspended with pay. The New York Court of Appeals' suspension of Honorable Roger W. Barto, acting justice of the Waterloo Village Court, was effective on July 16 - the day of the ruling.